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China mine accident kills 21: state media

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An accident at a coal mine in southwest China killed 21 miners Tuesday, state media said, in the latest disaster to hit the country's troubled industry. 

Officials and rescuers gather outside a mine shaft after it was flooded in southwest China's Guizhou province on July 2, 2011. An accident at a coal mine in southwest China killed 21 miners Tuesday, state media said, in the latest disaster to hit the country's troubled industry.

Four others were missing after the coal and gas outburst at the Machang coal mine in Guizhou Province, Xinhua reported citing local authorities, adding that 58 more had managed to get to the surface safely.

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